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Actor Josh Brener, who plays Big Head on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” said he is lucky to play the “wide-eyed confused dumb-dumb.”

‘Silicon Valley’s’ Big Head isn’t as dumb as he seems—at least actor Josh Brener isn’t

May 5, 2017

Josh Brener laughs when asked about his similarities to his character Big Head from HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” He thinks about it—because maybe they are more alike than he would like to believe. But the s...

HBO actress and executive producer Issa Rae participated in a Q&A with students and staff after a screening of her upcoming show, “Insecure” on Sept. 26.

HBO’s Issa Rae: ‘No one can tell the stories you can tell’

October 3, 2016

During a discussion she held with Columbia students Sept. 26, HBO actress and producer Issa Rae shared what she said was the best advice she received about working in the television industry.“Never b...

Ex-felons’ voting rights must be protected

May 2, 2016

Virginia just added 200,000 newly eligible voters to its voting population right in time for the 2016 presidential election, according to an April 22 NPR article.An executive order by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the voting rights of felons who have served their time in prison and are now on parole or probation. The order also allows released felons to run for public office and serve on a jury or as notaries, accordi...

Len Amato, president of HBO Films, gave students advice on the film industry at Film Row Cinema at the 1104 S. Wabash Building. 

Columbia welcomes home alumni filmmakers

February 8, 2016

They once scraped paint off the then-new Columbia 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as a summer job to earn extra cash. Later, they became successful filmmakers in their industries.Len Amato, a 1975 alumnus an...

Oppression inspires art in new exhibit

By Arts & Culture Reporter

December 4, 2015

“I can’t breathe,” were the last words of Eric Garner, who was killed by New York City Police officers on July 17, 2014, and served as a rallying cry adopted by protesters of police brutality. Ho...

Drug intervention for brain injury, dementia link may be effective

Drug intervention for brain injury, dementia link may be effective

By Sports & Health Editor

May 4, 2015

Despite the jargon-packed mouthful it is, the term “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”—a progressive degenerative brain disease associated with concussions—has become a significant talking point in the...

In this image released by HBO, Daenerys Targaryen, portrayed by Emilia Clarke, appears in a scene from season four of

HBO cracks down on ‘Game of Thrones’ watch parties

April 27, 2015

It’s not a nerd prom without a little disappointment. Geek Bar Beta in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood was planning to host a blowout for the “Game of Thrones” season five premiere ear...

Offices relocate to on-campus buildings

By Heather Scroering

March 19, 2012

During a March 15 meeting with the occupants of the 218 S. Wabash Ave. and 1112 S. Wabash Ave. buildings, Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, announced that the college has broken its lease on the two buildings five years early, and offices will move back to Columbia’s campusthis summer.The move is a “cost saving solution,” saving the college approximately $900,000 per year, Berg told attendees of the meet...

Real estate wars

By Amanda Murphy

March 19, 2012

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood and the streets are quiet. But inside the area’s local cineplex, the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., children from North Park Elementary happily buzz around, spilling popcorn in their wake. The interior’s ornate decoration and vintage architecture call to mind the theater’s glory days in the 1920’s. But no matter the evident wear and te...

Substantial business growth for NHL in 2011

By Etheria Modacure

February 18, 2011

It was a new concept to an NHL All-Star game for 2011. Instead of having East vs. West or North America vs. The World, it was Team Lidstrom vs. Team Staal. Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings and Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes drafted players selected to the All-Star game to their respective teams.The final score was Team Lidstrom 11, Team Staal 10. Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks was named All-Star game...

Columbia alumni create documentary about students’ Sundance Film Festival journey

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

The largest independent film festival in the United States always welcomes the film industry’s bigwigs and top professionals, but this year it also introduced a few of Columbia’s own.The college’s presence was fully apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as alumni, college trustees and staff mingled during a three-day span of events in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21 -24.While at the festival, a 30-minute documentary ti...

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